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Lead Software Engineer, Cloud FinOps

New Relic
parental leave, paid holidays, flex time, 401(k)
United States, Oregon, Portland
111 Southwest 5th Avenue (Show on map)
July 08, 2023

Lead Software Engineer, Cloud FinOps
Lead Software Engineer, Cloud FinOps
Lead Software Engineer
Req ID
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Work arrangement(s)
Fully Remote (works exclusively from home)
Your opportunity

The FinOps team at New Relic is looking for an experienced Lead Software Engineer to join our fast-growing team. We seek a Lead Software Engineer who is passionate about designing and developing tooling that will enable the entire company to consume practical insights that improve our Cloud FinOps posture.

Our team is building critical internal-facing data products with a vision to own the source of truth for all efficiency and optimization metrics to drive our development forward. We build core data products, promote data-driven culture, democratize insights through self-service, and establish a single source of truth in business and customer metrics. This role will require multi-cloud knowledge to strategize across different cloud providers.

What you'll do
  • Lead the technical direction of the FinOps team
  • Mentor and coach to help foster and maintain a high-performing team
  • Work with Architecture, Finance, and Business Partners to frame problems within the business and engineering context
  • Strategize opportunities in a multi-cloud environment
  • Uplevel the technical and leadership skills of the team
  • Ensure that our software implementation fits with our architectural vision and has a pulse on our technical debt
  • Deliver high-quality, performant software with an emphasis on scalability and reliability
Team Traits:


  • We are curious! We seek beyond the surface of the technologies we use and need to understand the internals.
  • We deliver value incrementally. We get satisfaction by building tools that help developers get stuff done.
  • Accountability: We never say something is "not our problem". If it's our customer's problem, it is our problem, too.


  • We work closely together and believe in the power of pairing. We understand there is a balance between individual heads down and pairing.
  • Our "first job" is the job we were hired for (all of the above). Our "second job" is to help others around us to succeed at their jobs. Balancing first and second jobs makes us better, more effective, and happier. We share what we know.
  • Being an autonomous team in a larger organization, with all teams working well together, requires strong communication. We write proposals, specs, and retrospectives. We give talks, and we demo the work we are doing.
This role requires
  • Minimum 12 years of experience as a software engineer/programmer
  • Minimum 3 years of Lead Engineer experience
  • Familiarity with software design patterns, OOP, principles, and practices
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and help discover needed information
  • Ability to provide timely feedback and guidance to the team
  • Ability to prototype efficiently to provide a layout of feasibility, impact, and risk
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to seek consensus, provide technical leadership, lead by example, exhibiting patience and determination.
  • Ability to rapidly come up to speed on new teams and services to make a decisive organizational and technical impact.

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Bonus points if you have
  • Experience with Python, Java, Go, and React
  • Experience with observability tools and platforms (such as ours)
  • Experience with Kubernetes and containerization
  • Exposure to cloud architectures (AWS, Azure, GCP) and/or hybrid cloud
  • Familiarity with different datastores (ex. MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB)

We're looking for bold and passionate people to be a part of our mission to help every engineer do their best work, every day, using data, not opinions, at every stage of the software lifecycle. We'd love to have you apply, even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement. What's most important to us is finding authentic and accountable people who feel connected to our mission and values, not just candidates who check off all the boxes.

We believe in empowering all Relics to achieve professional and business success through a workforce model called Flex First. Flex First allows us to work in a variety of workplaces that best support our success, including fully office-based, fully remote, or hybrid.
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Our hiring process

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

In compliance with applicable law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work and to complete employment eligibility verification. Note: Our stewardship of the data of thousands of customers' means that a criminal background check is required to join New Relic.

We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records based on individual circumstances and in accordance with applicable law including, but not limited to, the .

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. New Relic does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes, and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with New Relic.

New Relic is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities (or disability), age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in the details of our privacy policy? Read more .

Estimated Base Pay Range: $ 162,000 - $ 202,000
The pay range above represents a reasonable estimate of the salary for the listed position. This role is eligible for a corporate bonus plan and a competitive equity package. Pay within this range varies by work location and may also depend on job-related factors such as an applicant's skills, qualifications, and experience.

New Relic provides a variety of benefits for this role, including healthcare, dental, vision, parental leave and planning, mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, flex time-off, 11 paid holidays, volunteer time off, a discounted employee stock purchase plan, and other competitive benefits designed to improve the lives of our employees.
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